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Minnkota Power Cooperation MPL-Laporte 115 kV HVTL Project


Project Docket

Docket No 16-327
Project Name Minnkota Power Cooperation MPL-Laporte 115 kV HVTL Project
Applicant Minnkota Power Cooperative
Description Minnkota Power Cooperative proposes to build an approximately 9.4-mile 115 kilovolt high voltage transmission line and a new 115/4.16 kV distribution substation. This project, referred to as the MPL-Laporte 115 kV Transmission Line Project, will serve an industrial load for a new pumping station to be constructed and operated by Minnesota Pipeline Company, LLC
Location Clearwater County, Hubbard County
Contact Bill Storm
bill.storm@state.mn.us
651-539-1844
Status
eDockets 16-327

Project Summary

Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. is applying for a high voltage transmission line (HVTL) Route Permit to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission pursuant to Minnesota Statutes (Minn. Stat.) §216E and Minnesota Rules (Minn. R.), chapter 7850.  A Route Permit is requested to build an approximately 9.4-mile 115 kilovolt HVTL and a new 115/4.16 kV distribution substation. This project, referred to as the MPL-Laporte 115 kV Transmission Line Project, will serve an industrial load for a new pumping station to be constructed and operated by Minnesota Pipeline Company, LLC.

The proposed 9.4-mile 115 kV HVTL route and Substation site are located in Itasca Township in Clearwater County and Lake Hattie and Lake Alice Townships Hubbard County. The route originates in Section 12 of Township 144N, Range 36W in Itasca Township.

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
01/20/2017 Environmental Assessment - Minnkota Power Cooperative MPL-Laporte 115 kV HVTL Project The Environmental Assessment is a written document that describes the human and environmental impacts of the transmission line project (and selected alternative routes) and methods to mitigate such impacts. Applications for high voltage transmission line route permits under the alternative permitting process require a public hearing upon completion of the EA pursuant to Minn. R. 7850.3800. A portion of the hearing must be held in a county where the proposed project would be located
10/28/2016 Scoping Decision - Minnkota Power's MPL-Laporte HVTL Project The above matter has come before the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Commerce for a decision on the scope of the Environmental Assessment to be prepared for the MPL-Laporte 115 kilovolt Transmission Project proposed by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. in Itasca township in Clearwater County and Lake Hattie and Lake Alice townships in Hubbard County
06/08/2016 Application to the PUC for a HVTL Route Permit for the Minnkota Power Cooperative's MPL-Laporte 115 kV Transmission Line Project Minnkota Power Cooperative submits this application for a Route Permit to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 216E and Minnesota Rules, chapter 7850. A Route Permit is requested to build an approximately 9.4-mile 115 kV HVTL and a new 115/4.16 kV distribution substation

Project Documents